Potato Types

Yellow Potatoes

Yellow Potato Information

Appearance: marble to large size; round or oblong shape; light tan to golden skin; yellow to golden flesh
Texture: slightly waxy, velvety, moist
Flavor: subtly sweet; rich; buttery; medium-sugar content
Preferred uses: grilling, roasting, mashing, salads

Cooking with Yellow Potatoes

Grilling gives yellow potatoes a crispy skin that enhances the dense flesh, creating a slightly sweet caramelized flavor. The creamy texture and golden color of yellow potatoes mean you can use less or no butter for lighter, healthier dishes. The naturally smooth and buttery texture also lends itself well to lighter versions of baked, roasted or mashed potatoes. Simmer yellow potatoes until fully cooked, then drain, chill, and gently “smash” into flat disks. Brown these in oil or clarified butter and serve as a side or appetizer topped with sour cream and chives or other garnishes. For more information, watch cooking with yellow potatoes below.

How to Make Craveable and Crunchy Roasted Potatoes

Looking for an easy way to crispy up spuds for a perfect side dish? Perhaps you want to load the tops of these with incredible toppings for a full meal. Nailing the crispy exterior is the best thing about roasting potatoes, and we are going to show you how to do just that. These are crispy on the outside, bursting with flavor on the inside and they provide that wonderful contrast between crunchy and creamy.

How to Make the Perfect Potato Salad

From Germany to Korea, from Japan to the U.S. potato salads make for a great accompaniment to many family gatherings. Different potatoes have different properties. Similar to pairing pasta to the type of sauce, you will want to pair the right type of potato with the type of dressing.  Dressings for potato salads can vary greatly, however they are usually divided between creamy dressings (mayo-based) and oil/vinegar-based dressings.  Mostly potato salads are served cold, but some are served warm such as German-style potato salad.

Potato Nutrition Facts


Did you know that potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy you need to perform at your best? Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and have even more potassium than a banana. For more potato nutrition information check out our guide to potato nutrition.






Yellow Potato Recipes

Twice Baked Rosemary and Cheese Potatoes

Serve a new dish of mashed potatoes this year. Twice baked yellow mashed potatoes with rosemary and cheese are creamy, delicious and sure to be a hit.

Ready Time: 60min

Slow Cooker Hasselback Potatoes (3 Ways)

Change up the routine and make these easy hasselback potatoes for dinner tonight! We're whipping up three tasty flavors: vegan nacho, herb, and loaded.

Ready Time: 190min

Loaded Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Red and Yellow Potatoes

The key ingredients to these beacons of vegetarian deliciousness are the roasted red and yellow potatoes, which add a rich, buttery flavor and nice meaty texture. This recipe is also fantastic because it can be prepared and ready to eat in about 30 minutes, and uses ingredients that we almost always already have on hand.

Ready Time: 40min

Tri-Colored Roasted Potatoes with Harissa Sauce

This spicy, colorful, roasted potato medley combines three different potatoes with smoky paprika for an earthy update on our summertime favorite.

Ready Time: 40min

Pesto Parmesan Potato Stackers

As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines!
This Pesto Parmesan Potato Stackers recipe includes Roasted yellow potato stacks layered with fresh basil pesto and melted Parmesan cheese. For a twist, layer potatoes with your favorite flavors—from garlic and olive oil to mozzarella and marinara.

Ready Time: 30min

Bacon and Ranch Potatoes

Skillet style potatoes, bacon, and onions cooked in a multicooker.

Ready Time: 25min

Mini Grilled Hasselback Potatoes

These mini grilled hasselback potatoes are not only fun to look at, but also extremely delicious and easy to make. Buttery grilled potatoes, melty cheese, and as many toppings as you can think of - they are sure to be a welcome addition to your next game day party or summer picnic. Gluten free.

Ready Time: 50min

Air Fryer General Tso’s Potatoes

Sticky and spicy and wedged yellow potatoes cooked in an air fryer and tossed with a fragrant chili hoisin sauce.

Ready Time: 37min

Spinach Artichoke Smashed Potatoes

This recipe for spinach artichoke smashed potatoes is a mash-up of side dish and appetizer favorites. Enjoy the crisp exterior of smashed buttery yellow potatoes along with a dollop of creamy spinach artichoke dip using fresh spinach for the ultimate dish.

Ready Time: 75min

Yellow Potato Bruschetta

Chargrilled potatoes topped with ripe cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil. No gluten? No problem!

Ready Time: 30min

Deviled Potatoes

Move over, eggs. There’s a new little devil on the menu! Try this elegant preparation for Deviled Potatoes that brings together the beloved flavor and texture of whole and whipped yellow potatoes, with a touch of purple potato for a beautiful presentation.

Ready Time: 40min

Mini Spinach and Herb Potato Cakes

These easy Mini Spinach and Herb Potato Cakes are so flavorful! They are an easy side dish recipe perfect for a holiday dinner or quick and easy weeknight meal! Yellow potatoes are boiled, mashed, and then mixed with a combination of cooked spinach, herbs, and cheese, and fried to perfection.

Ready Time: 30min

Taco Stuffed Smashed Potatoes

Crispy smashed potatoes stuffed with taco filling, gooey cheese and taco toppings. The perfect customizable simple weeknight meal.

Ready Time: 35min

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Basil Pesto

Give your favorite creamy mashed potatoes recipe a twist with fresh basil pesto!

Ready Time: 35min

Smoked Salmon Stuffed Hasselback Potatoes

These smoked salmon stuffed Hasselback potatoes are delicious any time of day! They also make an excellent post-workout meal, simply make the potatoes ahead of time and heat them in the microwave when you are ready to eat.

Ready Time: 70min

Fiesta Potato Smashers

As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines! Yellow and red smashed potatoes with sweet peppers, cilantro and a hint of chili powder.

Ready Time: 35min

Hasselback Potatoes & Garlic Confit

Crispy on the outside and soft and flavorful in the inside, take your hasselback potatoes to the next level with sweet garlic confit.

Ready Time: 105min

Hungarian Campfire

Roasted, diced yellow potatoes with roasted peppers, smoked sausage, and paprika.

Ready Time: 40min

Potato Ceviche

Marinated pieces of potatoes in bright citrus juices, chilies, and garlic. Served with creamy avocado and puffed sorghum.

Ready Time: 75min

Paleo Potato Hummus

This creamy and flavorful bean-free hummus is made with potatoes instead of chickpeas! It’s also naturally gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan!

Ready Time: 30min

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

This Mediterranean lemon chicken and potatoes can be prepared in the oven or on the grill – and thanks to the foil packaging, they’re virtually mess-free!

Ready Time: 50min

Salt Crusted Garlic and Herb Potatoes with Fennel

Add intrigue to your dinner party menu with the perfect skin of salt crusted potatoes flavored with garlic, herbs, and fennel.

Ready Time: 60min

Skillet Potatoes with Eggs and Middle Eastern-Spiced Tomato Sauce

Shashouka is a popular breakfast dish in the Middle East. The addition of potatoes make for a hearty breakfast, brunch or even casual supper. The sauce makes enough to enjoy the dish twice!

Ready Time: 40min

Bacon Potato Pancake with Toasted Corn Salsa

This bacon potato pancake has it all! Delicious buttery yellow potatoes, bacon, creamy avocado sauce and toasted corn salsa will have your friends and family asking for more.

Ready Time: 90min

Cacio e Pepe Spiralized Potatoes

Love french fries? Love pasta? Want to combine the two? That's what's happening in this cacio e pepe spiralized potatoes recipe!

Ready Time: 40min

Easy Eggs Benedict with a Potatoes & Saffron Hollandaise

An easy eggs benedict recipe with a potato crust and a silky saffron hollandaise that's just as easy to make for six or more as it is for two.

Ready Time: 35min

Corned Beef and Cabbage Potato Salad

Combine classic Irish ingredients – corned beef, cabbage, Dubliner cheese and potatoes – to create a delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage Warm Potato Salad.

Ready Time: 35min

Grilled Potato Salad and Feta Dressing

Warm or cold, this grilled potato salad can be prepared inside all winter long or enjoyed on a warm day. Serve with a feta vinaigrette and take it on the go for a fun packed lunch.

Ready Time: 60min

Steak and Potato Tacos with Poblano Chilies

Everyone loves steak and potatoes and everyone loves tacos! Here is a winning combo of two favorites. This recipe is also a great use for leftover baked potatoes; just slice the baked potatoes and steak, then add to the sautéed onions and poblano chilies and cook until reheated.

Photography By: Julia Vandenoever

Ready Time: 45min

Festive Papas Tapas

As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines! Grilled or baked russet or yellow potatoes topped with your favorite flavors—perfect potato tapas for any festive party!

Ready Time: 30min

Steak and Potato Pizza

Leftovers are Susan Schuman’s of Our Family Eats best-kept secret for getting dinner on the table quickly during midweek mayhem, but she doesn’t serve the same dish twice. Susan uses leftover ingredients, like the steak and potatoes on this pizza, to create a new dish the whole family will love. Tip: This recipe makes enough dough for two pizzas so if the kids prefer their pizza plain, top one with just potatoes and cheese.

Ready Time: 90min

Grilled Yellow Potato Planks

Easy and tasty these grilled potato planks will be loved by the whole family.

Ready Time: 23min

Tuscan Potato Pizza

Roasted yellow potatoes, marinated roasted tomatoes, rosemary, and pecorino romano.

Ready Time: 40min

Rocky Mountain Spudtactular Breakfast

Diced potatoes roasted in green chili, topped with ham, melted cheddar, and an egg.

Ready Time: 45min

Cheesy Crispy Baked Potato Bites

Cheesy Crispy Baked Potato Bites Recipe – easy to make, fun and delicious mini bites, great for a side dish, appetizer or a light meal. Small yellow Potato halves, topped with bacon and cheese and baked to perfection.

Ready Time: 30min

Greek Potato Salad

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Savory Potato Patties with Ham and Cheese

Indulge yourself in these savory and scrumptious patties made with golden and tasty potatoes filled with ham and cheese and fried to perfection.

Ready Time: 30min

Crispy Baked Loaded Crab Fries

These crispy baked loaded crab fries are topped with crab meat, scallions, hoisin sauce, spicy mayo, and TJ’s Everything Bagel Seasoning.

Ready Time: 65min

Potato and Butternut Squash Frittata

Make this flavorful potato and butternut squash frittata ahead of time and reheat for a quick breakfast or a packed lunch on the go.

Ready Time: 55min

Indian Potato Chicken Stew

An Indian inspired Potato Chicken Stew! A delicious meal, full of great flavor and perfect served with or without rice, Naan bread, and Indian Raita.

Ready Time: 55min

Traditional Potato Salad with Sea Salt and Mustard

Here is an award winning traditional potato salad recipe you’re sure to enjoy.

Japanese Style Potato Curry

Japanese vegetable curry with potatoes, carrots and onions.

Ready Time: 32min

Hash Brown Waffles with Tart Cherry Syrup

Protein and carbohydrate combine to make this tasty pre-workout meal a powerhouse addition to your plan for absorbable power and energy with speedy recovery.

Ready Time: 30min

Warm Roasted Potato Salad

This warm roasted potato salad has a light (mayo-free!) lemon and olive oil dressing, with lots of flavor from fresh roasted red pepper and salty feta cheese

Ready Time: 60min

Cookout Potatoes

No reason not to cook the entire meal on the grill this summer! Serve this delicious grill-top “au gratin” with your favorite protein.

Ready Time: 65min

30 Minute Miso Ramen with Potato Noodles

This light and flavorful ramen bowl has a secret: instead of noodles, you’ll be slurping up gorgeous spiralized potatoes. We’ve included lots of wonderful vegetables and garnishes in the recipe, but you can be very flexible, adding and omitting to suit your taste and the contents of your refrigerator. Vegetarian and gluten-free with vegan option.

Ready Time: 30min

Garlic and Lemon Scented Potato Soup

A delicious and light potato soup flavored with olive oil, lemon, and garlic.

Ready Time: 30min

Potato Seaweed Salad

A yummy and filling potato seaweed salad dressed in freshly prepared Asian style vinaigrette made with soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds.

Ready Time: 25min

Spinach and Artichoke Heart Two Potato Casserole

As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines! A delicious and nutritious twist on a classic. Like casseroles? See this delicious Greek potato casserole recipe.

Ready Time: 115min

Roasted Potato Crostini with Pesto Cheese

This Roasted Potato Crostini with Pesto Cheese recipe is as delicious as it sounds and easy to make. Try it today!

Ready Time: 35min

Lemon Feta Potato Salad

This lemon feta potato salad is light, bright, simple, and packs a punch of flavor.

Ready Time: 35min

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